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Culture of encounters : Sanskrit at the Mughal Court

Author: Audrey Truschke
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2016.
Series: South Asia across the disciplines
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Culture of Encounters recasts the Mughal Empire as a polyglot polity that collaborated with its Indian subjects to envision its sovereignty. This study also reframes the development of Brahman and  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Audrey Truschke
ISBN: 9780231173629 0231173628
OCLC Number: 995249085
Awards: Winner of John F. Richards Prize in South Asian History, American Historical Association 2017
Description: 362 pages : illustrations
Contents: Preface and Acknowledgments Note on Transliteration and Other Scholarly Conventions Introduction: The Mughal Culture of Power 1. Brahman and Jain Sanskrit Intellectuals at the Mughal Court 2. Sanskrit Textual Production for the Mughals 3. Many Persian Maha bharatas for Akbar 4. Abu al-Fazl Redefines Islamicate Knowledge and Akbar's Sovereignty 5. Writing About the Mughal World in Sanskrit 6. Incorporating Sanskrit Into the Persianate World Conclusion: Power, Literature, and Early Modernity Appendix 1: Bilingual Example Sentences in Krsnadasa's Parasiprakasa (Light on Persian) Appendix 2: Four Sanskrit Verses Transliterated in the Razmna mah (Book of War) Notes Bibliography Index
Series Title: South Asia across the disciplines
Responsibility: Audrey Truschke.


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In Culture of Encounters, Audrey Truschke makes a compelling argument for the importance of Sanskrit and Sanskrit intellectuals in the Mughal court. Although certain aspects of these 'encounters' Read more...

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